A half-face helmet lets you enjoy the fresh breeze on your face while you cruise on your motorcycle. A full-face one ensures maximum protection and performance, especially if you have a higher-CC motorbike. The appeal of modular helmets is that it lets you experience both. Modular or segmented helmets allow you to switch back-and-forth, from open-face to full protection, without the need to switch headgear.
Sometimes, you would want to simply cruise along scenic roads like the Patapat Viaduct or through mountainous highways like those in Benguet. Other times, you feel a need for speed while traversing long, straight roads. To help you choose the best head safety gear for a chillax ride or an adrenaline-pumping one, we compiled a list of the finest modular helmets you can buy from brands like EVO and Spyder.
Choosing the best modular helmet requires considering the product's price, features, materials, and reliability. The mixing of these factors might make your decision-making very confusing. So, we did the work for you, and all you have to do is read through our review and pick which modular helmet suits you best.
|Shell Material||Thermoset ABS Composite|
|Safety Certification||DOT (US), ICC|
|Shell Material||Thermoplastic ABS|
|Shell Material||Thermoset Composite - Polycarbonate|
|Safety Certification||ECE 22.05, ICC|
|Shell Material||Thermoset Composite - ABS|
|Safety Certification||DOT, ECE 22.05, ICC|
|Shell Material||Thermoplastic - ABS|
|Shell Material||LG CHEM HI-IMPACT ABS|
|Safety Certification||ECE 22.05, DOT, ICC, Dual Homologation (P/J)|
|Shell Material||Thermoplastic ABS|
|Safety Certification||DOT (US), ICC|
FORCE GD SERIES 1
|Safety Certification||DOT, ECE 22.05, BPS Certified, PS Mark accredited|
|Shell Material||Thermoplastic - ABS|
Modular Dual-Visor Helmet
Modular Strobe Helmet
Instinct: Atlas - Modular Helmet
Modular Dual Visor Helmet with LED Tail Light
Duke II - Matt Black
Strife Modular Dual Visor Helmet
Force - Modular Helmet
Modular DualVisor Helmet
Double Visor Flip-Up Helmet
A Modular Helmet That Is Smooth, Suave Yet "Maangas"
The "Pang-Masa" Modular Helmet
Bold, Innovative, Advanced, Sleek Modular Helmet
A Modular Helmet That Will Make You Look Like a Superhero
Modular Helmet with a Safety-Enhancing Rechargeable Tail Light
The Safest High-Speed Dual-Homologation Helmet
German-Designed Dual Visor Modular Helmet
An Agressive and Angular Top-of-the-Line Segmented Helmet
Become Stealthy Rider With a Dual-Visor Helmet
Top-Selling Tough and Stocky Modular Helmet
|Price Starts at||₱2,500||₱1,499||₱3,555||₱2,499||₱1,950||₱10,800||₱4,300||₱4,095||₱2,385||₱1,699|
|Weight||1700g||1300g||1650g||Not Specified||1500g||1550g||Not Specified||1650g||Not Specified||2000g|
|Shell Material||Thermoset ABS Composite||Thermoplastic ABS||Thermoset Composite - Polycarbonate||Thermoset Composite - ABS||Thermoplastic - ABS||LG CHEM HI-IMPACT ABS||Thermoplastic ABS||ABS Composite||Thermoplastic||Thermoplastic - ABS|
|Safety Certification||DOT (US), ICC||ICC||ECE 22.05, ICC||DOT, ECE 22.05, ICC||ICC||ECE 22.05, DOT, ICC, Dual Homologation (P/J)||DOT (US), ICC||ICC||DOT, ECE 22.05, BPS Certified, PS Mark accredited||ICC|
Since you have decided to narrow down your choice of a crash safety helmet to a modular one instead of the conventional half-face or full-face types, we know that you are a picky buyer. After all, choosing the best helmet to buy can mean the difference between life and tragedy.
Modular motorcycle helmets combine safety, convenience, and comfort. Given how important this aspect of motorcycle riding is, we are giving you points to consider so you could choose the best modular helmet that fits you and your tastes.
How hard or easy is it to use the modular helmet? Modular motorcycle helmets are distinguished from other types by the chin guard, you can flip them up and down.
A modular motorcycle helmet has various moving parts: chin guard, outer visor, inner visor, and air vents. When choosing a modular headgear, consider its ease of use while riding.
The difference a modular helmet has from a half and full-face helmet is that a modular helmet usually has more adjustable variables. This is a welcome consequence of the all-in-one features it affords the rider. However, some modular helmets are easier to adjust than others.
Some models have buttons to press on the sides of the helmet or finger-levers that allow you to quickly use or un-use a feature. Others simply have notches that let you manually do the adjusting. This boils down to personal preference. Bear in mind, the quicker you can do an action, the faster you can get your hand back to the handlebars.
Most criticisms of modular crash helmets are that they are less safe, that the chin guard is useless in a crash since it is attached to a joint and could immediately break off. However, testing certifications have guaranteed the modular motorcycle helmets are safe.
The safest modular helmet is one that has dual-homologation aka P/J homologation, meaning it is certified to protect you from potentially deadly crashes with the chin-guard down (P Certification) and the chin-guard (J Certification).
Looking for an international body's certification might require more research. However, you would not be reading this if you did not want to be as safe as you can be in the first place. There is another way to determine if your helmet gives the needed protection.
In the Philippines, helmets, by law, must have an ICC sticker. This is usually placed at the back of the outer shell of the helmet. These are the only modular motorcycle helmets authorized for sale and road use as they have passed the quality and, therefore, safety standards.
The material and the combination of it helps with protecting you from a potentially deadly crash. It should be able to absorb most of the impact and dissipate it away from your head to prevent any trauma. A hard outer shell also protects you from scrapes and smashes against whatever surface you might slide or land on in case of an accident.
The conventional material for helmet shells is thermoplastics. These are melted, press-formed, and cured. They are rigid but have a higher potential for breaking and cracking. A foam also forms the layer within to help distribute the energy during a crash. These are the more widely manufactured helmets since they are easier to manufacture, especially in high quantities.
There is no "bad" shell material, as long as you make sure that the one you will be choosing has passed the necessary safety and protection qualities it needs to pass. This goes without saying; there are "better" helmets.
Better helmets are a result of research and innovation, just like the newer type of materials used in modular helmets: thermoset resins and composite materials. They are also a product of the two progress-oriented processes. Thermoset composites are a combination of a liquid resin and a fibrous material; they mutually reinforce each other to make for an incredibly resilient outer shell.
Inner pads are not meant to protect you from crashes; they are more meant to give you comfort while you ride. They may be put there to pad your head just enough so that the helmet fits you like a glove. This may help prevent accidents as loose helmets may suddenly obstruct your vision and cause you to crash.
Another use of the helmet's padding is to protect you from noise. For one, motorcycles are open, making you exposed to the sound of other vehicles on the streets.
Motorbikes tend to be loud, especially with the exhaust pipe only about an arm's length from your ears. The more you turn the throttle, the louder the engine's sound.
The padding may not seem as important to you, but keep in mind that this is the part that will be in constant contact with your body every time you put your helmet on.
Helmet makers offer different features when it comes to the motorcycle helmet's visor. Visibility is probably the most important aspect to consider when looking for a helmet. The visor and its added features determine what and how you see.
Single-visor helmets are usually large and cover the whole front part of a helmet. This shields the rider from winds, dust, and debris. When choosing single-visors, choose a visor that has a clear or very light tint. This way, you can use the visor for day and night driving.
Dual-visor helmets are ones equipped with one large main visor and the secondary visor is on the inside, closer to the eyes, and are shaped like large sunglasses.
For most dual-visors, the inner visor is tinted while the outer one is clear. This gives the rider a choice of a sun-visor and a rain-visor. Also, you can easily switch from day visor to night visor with the flick of a button.
This is very important if you live in a cold-weathered city, ride in the rain, or wear eyeglasses. There is nothing worse than driving and suddenly, out of nowhere, your vision turns cloudy. This is not only frustrating but potentially dangerous.
They do this by having a special coating on the visors while incorporating a good air vent system to let your breath out. This prevents the build-up of moisture due to your breathing, keeping your visor clean and your head cool while wearing the helmet.
This is a huge problem for motorcycle riders. The visor is the most easily damaged part of a helmet. You can choose a helmet that comes with a helmet bag so that you can avoid scratching it while it is stored.
However, while riding, especially at high speeds, dirt, debris, and insects hit your visor and scratch it. This is where better scratch-proofed modular helmets win. It is best to clean your visors each and every ride as an additional precaution.
Tints protect your eyes from the sun's rays when cruising on hot summer days. They help immensely when the sun is directly in front of you, and you cannot help but squint or tilt your head just to get an optimal view of the road.
This also helps prevent your eyes from any internal damage, as continual exposure to UV will blur your vision in the long run. The UV protection also takes care of the skin on your face, lessening any chances of skin cancer developing even with the long hours of motorcycle riding.
How well a helmet's ventilation system depends on its air vents. These are especially important when you are traveling in full-face mode. They cool the interior, and most importantly, they prevent the inside of the visor from fogging up.
An intercom-ready helmet might be a necessity, especially if you like having a pillion rider or angkas. These helmets let you have the option of installing a communication system so that you can talk without shouting or having to come to a stop.
RevZilla is the go-to Youtuber for anything and everything motorcycle. In this video, he shows you how to measure your head for a perfectly fitting modular helmet.
Some key points he made in the video are:
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The best helmets keep you safe. But, you’ll only be as safe as you allow yourself to be. You should know your bike’s limitations and if your skill matches it – in speed, in cornering, etc. Save the speed for the race tracks or spacious and long highways. Your loved ones would rather have you home fifteen minutes late than see you in an ambulance. Ride safe, mga boss!
Author: Petre Baliton
Re-editor: Richard Martin
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